2015 Durango Blues Train

Rockin' Jake on the 2014 Durango Blues Train. Copyright Kevin Younger Photography.
Rockin’ Jake on the 2014 Durango Blues Train. Copyright Kevin Younger Photography.

Happy anniversary to the Durango Blues Train! Five years together as a historic mountain train and live blues music? You guys are the cutest couple.

The music-powered train returns Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, for its fifth anniversary of riding the rails and swinging yer tails (aka dancing). This year’s lineup of musicians features Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown and MJ, Dragondeer, Mark “Porkchop” Holder, A.J. Fullerton featuring Big John Shrader, Cary Morin and Grant Sabin.

The evening excursion lasts about 3.5 hours and begins when the train leaves the station at 7 p.m. The historic steam engine will chug along as passengers enjoy music in each of the six passengers cars: four with seats and two coaches without seats for those who are planning to put on their dancing pants. The Durango train will make its way through the Animas Valley and San Juan National Forest as it climbs to the cliff-hanging canyon section known as the “Highline.”

Along the way, passengers are free to move around to different cars to hear all the different musicians and performers. And along with the music, guests can also enjoy their favorite adult beverage (beer or wine) and snacks. The train will return to the depot around 10:20 p.m.

Tickets are $95, and the Durango Blues Train sold out in record time last year, so don’t sit on your hands or you won’t be dancing on the train. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DurangoBluesTrain.com or call 866-515-6166. While you’re in town to boogie down, be sure to check out the Durango Quality Inn! We’d love to have you crash with us!

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